Highway

  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Pune-Solapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • TV channel journalist attempts suicide over 'police inaction' August 11, 2014

    A local TV channel journalist attempted suicide in Muzaffarnagar alleging inaction by police in a complaint lodged by him, police said. The victim has been rushed to hospital and is being treated, SP City, Sharvan Kumar said. The TV channel head has claimed that the victim has stated in a suicide note...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • Maharashtra: Landslide distrupts traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway August 5, 2014

    Raigad:A landslide occurred in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday affecting the traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway. The incident took place around 8pm on Monday. Further information awaited. ...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended July 24, 2014

    With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • 30-year-old woman strangulated to death by unidentified men July 21, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by unknown men and her body was found in the fields near Bilaspur village on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway near Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman's body was found on Sunday, they said. According to Station House Officer AK Singh, the woman was allegedly strangulated...
  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on Delhi-Dehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the Delhi-Dehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gun-point, while the truck was on its way to...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30-foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • One killed, 20 injured as SUV rams into a tractor on National Highway July 11, 2014

    A 70-year-old man of a marriage party was killed and 20 others were injured when a Special Utility Vehicle (SUV) traveling at high speed rammed into a tractor on the National Highway (NH)-31 in Katihar district on July 11. Police said the deceased, identified as Bhagwan Mandal, was part of a...
  • Government to clear highways sector from maze of clearances: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled steps including Rs 38,000 crore investment for fast-tracking highways to augment the nation's arterial network. "The sector had taken shape from 1998-2004 under NDA-I. The sector again needs huge amount of investment along with de-bottlenecking from maze of clearances," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Government approves expansion of highways in five states July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four- and six-laning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore. "The CCEA today approved development of four-laning of the Kazahakkottum-Mukkola section of...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...
  • Two killed as car collides with truck June 30, 2014

    Two persons were killed and another injured when their car collided with a truck near Sindhawli village on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway in the district, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday when the victims were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Deep...
  • Two killed after car collides with tractor trolley June 25, 2014

    Two persons were killed when their car collided with a tractor trolley on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway in the district, police said on Wednesday. The two Delhi residents identified as Rajender Singh Chouhan and Kishanlal were going to Uttarkashi from the national capital when the mishap occurred on Tuesday. ...
  • Governor asks Centre to withdraw 'toll tax' from Delhi-Jaipur national highway June 24, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday asked the Centre to withdraw its toll tax on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway till road works on it are completed. "This is for the new minister in the public interest to do a first thing is to withdraw the toll tax till roads are completed...
  • Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river June 23, 2014

    Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river when a ropeway trolley, in which they were crossing the river, upended in Joshimath area in Uttarakhand, a senior official said. Joshimath Deputy District Magistrate AK Nautiyal said the incident occurred in Benakuli village along Rishikesh- Badrinath National Highway.  The ropeway trolley was installed...
  • Government orders probe into irregularities on Delhi-Jaipur highway June 22, 2014

    The government on Saturday ordered a probe into alleged irregularities on Delhi-Jaipur highway following a surprise inspection by Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Krishan Pal. It also asked Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to come out with a report by July 10. Besides, it announced that the Rs...
  • News 360: Centre steps in to control prices, imposes minimum export price on onions June 17, 2014

    With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a five-month high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. ...
  • 4 killed, several injured as jeep rams into a truck on Mumbai-Agra highway June 12, 2014

    Four persons were killed and as many others were injured when their jeep rammed into a truck on the Mumbai-Agra highway in Indore, police said. The mishap occurred around 40 km from here near Janapav Kuti, they said. Manpur police station sub-inspector said that all the deceased were cattle traders and are...
  • Uttarakhand: Bus carrying Russian tourists plunges into Bhagirathi; driver dead, one missing June 10, 2014

    Uttarkashi: In a tragic incident, a bus carrying tourists from Russia plunged into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the bus died in the accident and a foreign national has been reported missing, according to Uttarakhand Police. The mishap occurred at Dharali, about 2 km away from Harshil, when...
  • Six killed as car collides head-on with truck June 4, 2014

    Six persons were killed when a car in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck in Barmer district of Rajasthan, police said. The incident occurred on Phalodi highway at Durgapura bus stand when the victims were returning home in Shergarh town in Jodhpur district from a temple in...
  • Two die, 6 injured as tanker overturns on a three-wheeler June 3, 2014

    A man and his nephew were killed and six others injured when a tanker overturned on a three-wheeler in which they were travelling, police said on Monday. According to the police, the accident took place on the Bharatpur-Bareily National Highway on Monday morning after a tyre of the tanker bursted and...
  • 12 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into ditch May 28, 2014

    Twelve people were on Wednesday killed and 20 others injured when a bus fell into the ditch near Uchasiya village in Bareilly district. The bus carrying about 96 passengers was going from Bahraich to Delhi when the mishap took place on National Highway 24, police said. The injured were rushed to a...
  • 3 killed, 1 injured as car overturns on Alwar-Sikandara highway May 21, 2014

    Three persons were killed and one injured when a car in which they were travelling overturned after tyre-burst in Alwar, police said. The victims were on their way to Jaipur from Alwar when the incident occurred on Alwar-Sikandara mega highway on Tuesday evening. Jitendra Singh (35), his wife Bina (35) and the...